“And China — I heard a couple of people say, 'Well, we'll never lose a dollar standard.' Are they kidding? China wants to change the standard, the currency standard. And if that happens, that's like losing a world war. We'll be a second-tier country.”
Trump said the West has already lost Brazil and is losing Colombia to Chinese influence within its own hemisphere. Iran and Russia, he added, are already in China's corner.
Trump also pointed to France's leaders meeting with President Xi Jinping in recent days.
“What's going on? We're losing. If we lose our currency — that's the equivalent of losing a world war. Our currency is what makes us powerful and strong,” he said.